The End of the Jewish Diaspora
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New Jews by Caryn Aviv
Book DescriptionFor many contemporary Jews, Israel no longer serves as the Promised Land, the center of the Jewish universe and the place of final destination. In New Jews, Caryn Aviv and David Shneer provocatively argue that there is a new generation of Jews who don't consider themselves to be eternally wandering, forever outsiders within their communities and seeking to one day find their homeland. Instead, these New Jews are at home, whether it be in Buenos Aires, San Francisco or Berlin, and are rooted within communities of their own choosing. Aviv and Shneer argue that Jews have come to the end of their diaspora; wandering no more, today's Jews are settled. In this wide-ranging book, the authors take us around the world, to Moscow, Jerusalem, New York and Los Angeles, among other places, and find vibrant, dynamic Jewish communities where Jewish identity is increasingly flexible and inclusive. New Jews offers a compelling portrait of Jewish life today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780814740187
(5830mm x 3895mm x 12mm)
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Caryn Aviv
American Queer, Now and Then, Paperback (May 2006)
Brings together autobiographies, poetry, film studies, maps, documents, laws, and other texts to explore the meaning and practice of the word queer. This work means queer as both a form of social violence and a call to political activism; and queer as played by Robin Williams and Sharon Stone. It shows what it means to be queer in America.
Queer Jews, Hardback (August 2002)» View all books by Caryn Aviv
These essays explore the various ways queer Jews are creating new forms of Jewish communities and institutions, and demanding that traditional Jewish communities become more inclusive.
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Author Biography - Caryn Aviv
Caryn Aviv is a Marsico lecturer and an affiliated faculty with the Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Denver. David Shneer is Director of the Program in Jewish Studies and Associate Professor of History at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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